Defense Counsels representing the accused Hon. Mohamed Bangura and Yabom Sesay, Lansana Dumbuya Esq and Brima Koroma Esq yesterday Monday 24th October, 2022 informed the Bench that they would file a no-written case submission. This development comes after the State Prosecutor Yusif Isaac Sesay submitted his case for the prosecution.

Led in evidence by State Prosecutor Yusif Isaac Sesay, the last Prosecution Witness, Dr. Abdul Sesay, who is attached to the Makeni Regional Hospital, recalled that he was on duty on Sunday 12th June, 2022, when one AIG Gabriel Tommy went to him and complained of pelvic and bilateral side pains he incurred after he was hit by a vehicle.

He said on hearing the said complaint, he examined and diagnosed AIG Tommy before he administered treatment to him. The medical doctor said after he had examined AIG Tommy’s pelvic, he found out that he was not under stress and there was no wounds, laceration or fracture found. Under cross examination by Defence Counsel Lansana Dumbuya, Dr. Abdul Sesay
said he could recall the police boss wearing a cervical brace when he approached him at the hospital, adding that someone can be placed under cervical brace when they are involved in accidents relating to cervical problem in order to prevent recurrence.

Dr. Sesay further responded that he referred AIG Tommy for X-ray but he did not return with the result. At the conclusion of cross examination, State Counsel Y.I. Sesay said based on the evidence adduced before the court, he declared the case closed for the prosecution, whilst the Defense Counsels said they would file a no-written case submission for their clients.

Hon. Mohamed Bangura and Chairperson of the main opposition All People’s Congress (APC) in Tonkolili District, Madam Yabom Sesay, are under trial before Magistrate Mark Ngegba of the Pademba Road Court for five count offences contrary to law. The matter comes up again on Tuesday 8th November, 2022.